Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth

by Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth
Bringing livelihood to 1200 poor rural youth

The students have returned back from their training, the wonderful exposure makes them to feel very useful and important and through these experiences they could get placements in their star hotels. Enthusiastically prepared and seated for examinations and is going on......

The students, who are getting education through us, are the youth stopped their education due to the poverty stricken condition of their family and unawareness of uneducated, alcoholic addicted parents. Vision of SPPD is to help those poor students by giving training in skill oriented work and educated by breaking all the obstacles such as mid day Meal, Travelling expenses, Uniforms, inner wears, Note books, Books and other study materials.

SPPD made it happen by the generous support of GlobalGiving. Many thanks for the generous donors.

Beneficiary name: Vinoth

Resurrected Path full of joy

Mr.Vinoth family includes himself, his parents, and a brother Jeyaraman. His father is a mason and his mother is a milk vendor to various houses in that village. His brother, who was average in studies, under took a part time job in road side hotel due to his poverty, though not professionally trained, at quite an early age and now owns a small road side hotel.

Testimony from Vinoth

“After my schooling, I was totally confused that what course I shall pursue. On that period, SPPD team has given knowledge for the rural youth who doesn’t have much exposure about the education, to select which course will be suitable to get rid of poverty and it helps me to choose the Hospitality Course. My aim in life is to work on luxury cruise. Being formally trained at a Caterer I believe it will help me achieve my goal. I am thankful to all those who are supporting this programme, and the opportunity they have given me for pursuing a skill.” 

As a part of their regular curriculum, he was also sent for his internship programme at Hotel Thaai Residency Coimbatore, which had served as a learning platform to help him improve his cooking skills.


From our side we are continuing to support poor, less educated and out of school youth who are victims of many unfortunate circumstances by offering them an opportunity in skill training in the field of hospitality to enable them become self-reliant.

The passport to success is vocational skill and technical training capability. Vocational training programs in rural areas appear most successful in terms of enhancing employability and contributing to the human development.

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The students from our skilled traning programme are in work placements for past 3 months which they were fortunate enough to had experienced firsthand and learned many things from the star category hotels in different places.                                



             Case studies

Name:             Mr Jeevakar

Fathers name:  Kandha samy(late)

Mothers nam:  K.Kamalam (Late)

Brothers name: K.Vinoth.


About Jeevakar -:

Jeevakar was born in sittilarai village near thuraiyur district on 03/06/1999. When he was at the age of 3 he lost his father in a road accident. After that his mother took care of him and his brother, she suffered a lot in surviving. She managed the growth of their children by doing agriculture in a small farm which they own by themselves in a nearby village. At the age of six jeevakar lost his mother too, since she had suffered under severe health issues.

After losing the parents they were taken by their grandmother, his grandmother was a cook who work under daily wages of 150/- per day. By using the daily wages, she helped the growth of the children who doesn’t have any support after losing their parents.

Jeevakar did his schooling upto 5th Std in a good school in sittilarai village. He continued the studies up to 12th std in a government school in thuraiyur his grandmother suffered a lot in spending for his education. But the will power of his grandmother and the full effort made by him helps him to beat the poverty and he completed his 12 std successfully. His grandmother had got a loan from a private sector and she utilized that loan for his brother’s education also.

After completing 12th std Jeeva decided to discontinue his studies due to his poverty, but after getting councelling from a tutor of SPPD (Society of poor people development).

He decided to continue his higher studies. Our team from skilled training programme went to that village to give awareness about the hotel management to the students. By seeing him they told the benefits, facilities and features of the hotel management course to Jeevakar. By hearing all about wisdom academy he decide to start his course at skilled training center.

The benefits made him to become hotelier-:

Nowadays the students from poor family background are dropping the dream of higher studies because of the term fees, afternoon lunch, travelling expenses and uniform fees etc, even though they are struggling for their basic needs. In order to defend those barriers for the students from below poverty line, skilled training programme offer them so much of benefits, in which the part of the amount can be paid as a term fees initially where the rest can be paid at the training period by the stipend amount which he will get it from the hotel. College also provides free meals, travelling expenses, uniforms and books.

By getting these benefits jeevakar started his carrier in skilled training center, he performed well and he went for his industrial exposure training for six months to a leading star hotel in kerala.he earned a stipend of Rs. 6000 per month which he utilized that money for his brother’s education. He completed his first year of education and training successfully and now by earning in his second internship training he is fulfilling his all basic needs by himself.

Jeevakar from his own words-:

After completing my 12th std I don’t think it’s possible to continue my higher studies. In that situation, I found skilled training programme is a boon that was given to me by god. It helps me a lot in different ways to become a successful man in this competitive world. All my dreams came true because of SPPD.

Thanks to SPPD.  





Name     : C. Murugesan

Age : 18

D.O.B : 10/07/1999

Father’s Name : N. Sinnayan

Mother’s Name: S.Shanthi

Younger Sister : S. Vanitha

Address: 4/11, Jammunathapuram (p.o),

                 Musiri Tk, Trichy Dist.

            Self contact number: 906100860.

Case study

            Murugesan was born in Kothurpatti village near thurayur tk, trichy dist. His father is a farmer owned some land in thqat village and running/surviving his life by farming. His mother is a house wife., she support her husband in agricultural activities. He had one younger sister and she had completed has 10th standard after that due to the poor family situation. She discontinued her studies and working as a tailor be4ing at a home itself.

            Murugesan  was advised to continue his studies by his father even he was suffering in a poor survival. They feel very difficult in to facing the three times meal per day. But he put his all effort in making Murugesan good in education. He continued his high school education in a Gove school in Thiruthalayur village.

            He got promo9ted in his tenth std and continued his Higher Secondary education in a Govt school in Kannanur, Thuraiyur tk, Trichy Dt. At last with his father’s effort in his own interest he completed his 12th std successfully.

            But his family situation didn’t allow him to continue forth, But he is very interested in doing his college stuidies. On hearing about Skilled training programme by the courses conducted by SPPD through his friends Murugesan decided to join in skilled training center to do Hotel Management Course. 

He approached the college with his father and he collected the detail about the course of the college. Since the benefit offered by the college to the students those who are suffering  from poverty help- him to start his carrier as a hotelier. The important benefits which helped Murugesan was

1)      The term fees – which can be paid during IET (Industrial Exposure Training)

2)      Free lunch

3)      Free travelling allowance and uniform..

He joined in a SPPD family as B .Sc Hotel Management student he studied well and he went for his first training in Cake Waves bakery (Chennai). He earned well which is used for paying his term fees and also he utilized that money in his daily expenses.

            After completing his IET he came back to the college to write the first year exams.  He performed well and he started his second year in
B.Sc. His confident  of the will power made him to stand the second raining in T.Dew Resort(Kerala) as he completed the training efficiently. He used the money he earned in training for him sister’s higher education.

            Mr. Murugesan in his ward feel proud to say that wisdom Academy Plays a important

 role in my life of it has change any life style.




STUDENT NAME                                                         : C.RAMESH

D.O.B                                                                             : 08/06/1999

FATHER NAME                                                             : P.chandrasekar

Occypastation                                                              : auto driver

Salary                                                                             : Rs.6000

Age                                                                                 : 38

Address                                                                         : 3/193,poongodi

                                                                                        Ramji nagar(via)




Mother name                                                               : C.Pandi selvi

Occupation                                                                   : Are tailor of childrens in orpharage

Salary                                                                              : Rs.3000

Brother (younger)                                                        : Dheenadhayalan

Propertiy                                                                        : The few scheme flam government

                                                                                         : Cycle

                                                                                         : A small house

                                                                                         : TVs champ bike

Student’s Family situation  

                      He used to complete his higher education in a government higher secondary school in his native place .once he was studying he used to reach school with his father in a bicycle .after dropping him in the school while returning back his father met with on small accident which made him to get major fracture in his legs and he got admitted in hospital undergone a major surgery in his right leg .now his father is working as a driver in a load vehicle .the earning as a driver is not sufficient for him to run his family. The whole family suffered for finding three time meals every day. So ramesh completed his higher studies with the help of his grandfather and grandmother.

                        He got a loan from the private sector to join in skilled training programme. He paid a part amount as a few and he paid the balance amount as a stipend in industrial exposure training. After completing his term fees he start to earn  some money to face his own basic needs and family expenses he also paid his housing loan which he got while studying.

Now he is working as a senior captain in leading star category hotel and taking care of his own brother in his studies as he is going help his father in getting treatment for his leg fracture.            


   Thanks to SPPD.

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SPPD doing many impacts in giving education to the poor students.

The SPPD approaches the students who are not able to continue their studies after completing grade 10th & 12th due to poor family back ground poverty due to laps in education, un educated parent,  addict to alcohol etc..

The aim of SPPD is to help those poor rural youth by giving training in skill oriented works and education by breaking all the obstacles such as mid day meal, travelling expenses, uniforms, inner wears, note books and other study materials.

SPPD made it happen by the support of the generous support of Global Giving. Many thanks for the generous donors.

Susses story of beneficiary

Mr.Vadivel who belongs a poor family in Kothurpatti village of Trichy district, India. He lost his father in a road accident at the age of 8. His family felt in to the depth of real poverty and they lost all supports.

After the incident all the responsibilities such as taking care of his younger sister studies, running his family, taking care of his younger brother were given to him.

His mother was earned her living by selling flowers. But her income was not sufficient to run the entire family. They felt very difficult in having food even twice a day.

It makes Mr.Vadivel to discontinue his studies after 10th standard; he started to help his mother in earning by doing some unskilled job like agriculture cooli, assisting construction works.  After gathering about the boy’s family situation SPPD gave counselling for him and made him to enrol in the skill training program. He joined and completed craft course in food production with the help of Global giving.

He performed well during his training. The institution helped him in breaking the obstacles such as mid day meal, travelling expenses, uniforms, study materials and he feels very easy to continue his course without any barriers. He went for six months industrial exposure training with Bison Woods resort Yearcaud with our support.

After completing his course successfully he got selected in campus interview and now he is working in a reputed star hotel inYercaud and earning Rs. 12,000/- for a month.

Now he is helping in brother and younger sister studies and he can able to take care of his family peacefully. SPPD team spoke to him, he proudy said that all the credit of his happy life is belongs to SPPD and Global Giving.

Continuing with the education is a big challenge for rural youth. Many youth fall under the unorganized sector, embedded with drawbacks like no social security, bonded labour, sexual harassment, etc.

The current academic year support where extended to 130 rural youth under courses in Hospitality. Thanks to so many of you who have helped us in achieving our mission – making a significant impact on poor, less educated youth by upgrading their skills for income generation which will lead them to a better living and self esteem.

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Empowering youth... Transforming lives… Making a Difference…

Thanks to the generous people who believe our project is progressing positively and for helping out our youth in grading themselves as skilled trainees.

This project has provided excellent educational opportunities to the growing youth for holistic growth and development, which will put them on the path toward breaking the pervasive cycles of poverty and also have bright future in their career.

True Stories

Sasidharan is one of the beneficiaries of the project, belonging to the village of Aithaampatti .His father Rajendran is a washerman by profession. His work involves washing of clothes in the water bodies.  His mother takes up odd jobs to support the family with three daughters and a son Sasidharan. 

The  years of extreme drought and drying of local water bodies have been making life miserable for washer like Sasidharan’s father, now a days as he is forced to walk or travel by pedal cycle for miles to find some source of water for washing clothes. This takes a heavy toll of the already poor economic productivity of the family.

Despite the these poverty stricken conditions, the parents of Sasidharan have been able to ensure the completion of schooling of all their children, especially the daughters. They were pinning their hopes on Sasidharan to support the family in the immediate future to relieve themselves from the debts and settling the daughters in marriage which is considered a big responsibility .  But the bleak future most of the rural  youth face in finding employment was a big worrying factor. 

And after becoming aware of the well-paid employment scope in the Hospitality Industries through SPPDs Women SHG of the village he opted to join the two year course. During his course period he was offered free meals, travelling allowance each day which reduced the burden of the family and helped to continue his education without difficulties. With continuous training and of more practical learning he gained confidence.

He appeared for his final exams in June 2016 and successfully passed out. He was appointed in Manipal County, Bengaluruhotel as a Baker. Now he draws a monthly salary of Rs.12,000/-  Sasidharan and his family members are extremely happy. And they want to thank the donors for covering the day to day expenses of Sasidharan during his college days and SPPD for sensitizing them on the course and the continued support.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

We hope to help more youth like Sasidharan. We seek your support to fulfill the dreams of such youth and provide them with an opportunity for a better life.    

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In this report, we would like to share with you the activities that have gone through the past year.  We have seen change among youth who would have been drop outs and pushed into the unskilled labour sector got transformed to become educated, skilled, employed, independent, self-reliant, contributing to their families and communities.

Awareness Programme

We believe that a more informed public will play a significant role in helping us reach our objectives. With the point of increasing awareness on existing vocational education, the community were offered awareness programme where direct interactions was held with the youth informing them on their informed choice of education which is well available at their reach as well as through notices, hand notes, flyers, wall posters, etc. 

157 youth are narrowed down and enrolled to the hospitality trade. The youth enrolled have successfully completed their acadmic year with support of free lunch for five days a week keeps the students more energetic and balances their nutritional diet. Educational material and travelling cost is kept light for the students, which as a net result marks the attendance level on a high scale.  92% of students are successfully placed resulting in reduction of poverty, enhanced productivity and promoted environmentally sustainable development.  This will help them develop their personality and inspires them to come forward and achieve greater successes.


The performance of our students in the examinations was consistently good. The number of students passing out through this vocational courses, records a steady increase. Almost 95% of the students under the support of  have successfully completed their exams.  

Internship Programme

As a part of the regular curriculum, students are sent for training programmes to hotels to be trained on the practicality of the course pursued. Along with certification, the course also provides students with placement and job opportunities. Through such trainings, students set aside a part of their earnings to meet out their partial educational needs, while they also supplement their family’s necessities.

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Society for Poor People Development (SPPD)

Location: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu - India
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Project Leader:
Raju Joseph
Musiri, Tamil Nadu India
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